MS Teams - Disable Automatic Startup


  • Why is Microsoft Teams automatically launching?
  • How do I disable Microsoft Teams launching on startup?


  • Oregon State University
  • Office 365


Microsoft Teams is being distributed as part of Office 365, but is not yet being rolled out for departmental use. Some users may notice after updates to O365 that Teams will automatically launch on sign-in. To work around this, it can be disabled in the application, through Task Manager on Windows, or through System Preferences on Mac.


Disable Auto-Start in Teams

  1. Open Microsoft Teams
  2. Select the more options (...) next to your profile name
  3. Select Settings, General
  4. Uncheck "Auto-start application"

Windows: Disable Teams Startup

  1. Open Task Manager (Ctrl + Shift + Esc)
  2. Click the "Startup" tab.
  3. Select the Microsoft Teams process and click the "Disable" button in the bottom right-hand corner.

Windows: Disable Teams in Windows Profile

  1. Open System Preferences
  2.  Click on "Users and Groups".
  3. Click your profile on the left-hand side of the window.
  4. Click the "Login Items" button, next to the "Password" button.
  5. Select Microsoft Teams and click the minus symbol underneath the list.

Mac: Disable Teams in System Preferences

  1. Select Apple Menu
  2. Select System Preferences
  3. Select Users & Groups
  4. Select the user account
  5. Select Login Items
  6. Remove Teams if it is in the list


For assistance, contact the Service Desk.


Article ID: 84998
Thu 8/15/19 11:02 AM
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